We were sniffing around downtown Wenatchee last week and got excited (arf! arf!) about a new pet store — Firehouse Pet Shop — that’s set to open sometime in mid- to late November. Those swishing sounds? Those are our tails a-wagging.
WENATCHEE — Little was known about salmon and their habits in the late 1930s, when the U.S. government gave its director of fisheries B.M. Brennan a year to conduct a “thorough analysis” of how to preserve salmon runs into the upper Columbia River, which was soon to be blocked by Grand Coulee Dam.
BRITISH COLUMBIA — Adding fish passage at Grand Coulee Dam could give Canadian tribes the leverage they’ve been working toward for fish routes around the lowest three of the 18 dams on the Canadian Columbia River and its major tributaries.
How does the city of Wenatchee regularly receive focused citizen input on a variety of city issues? The city of Wenatchee has nine citizen advisory boards that are appointed by the City Council and have volunteer members that meet regularly and provide input and advisory opinions to the City Council reflecting their perspective on issues that affect the city. These advisory boards are:
Chelan has a lot of murals, somewhere around 18 at last count, not including two in Manson. The outdoor paintings celebrate our area’s natural beauty, our past, our maritime and agricultural heritage, and our American Indian, Latin and European roots. Every mural depicts a unique Lake Chelan Valley outlook on life: hard-working, optimistic, surrounded by nature’s bounty, big.
CHELAN — A three-year lobbying effort to benefit tourism by increasing the elevation of Lake Chelan by about one foot through September ended this week, with the Chelan County PUD deciding it couldn’t do it.